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Cocoa Farfalle with Walnuts and Blue Cheese Sauce

Posted by Franci Earth on

You are going to surprise your mom with this recipe! The coolest pasta you can imagine with walnuts and the blue cheese you would rather. My favorite one is Gorgonzola (I can't hide that I'm Italian!), but the recipe also works fine with Roquefort, Cabrales, Valdeon, or Stilton cheese.

 Cocoa Farfalle with walnuts & blue cheese sauce

Yield: 4 servings

Time:  35 minutes


- 1.1 lb of Farfalle with Cocoa (2 bags)

- 7 oz of walnuts

- 0.7 oz of pine nuts

- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with orange zest

- 1 peeled garlic clove

- 1 oz of grated Parmesan cheese

- 0.07 oz of marjoram  (2 g)

- 0.7 oz of bread

- A pinch of salt

- Ground black pepper

- 3.38 Fl Oz of organic whole milk 

- 7oz of Blue cheese


  1. Cut the bread into small pieces and toast them to make them crunchy. Crunchy bread
  2. Put the walnuts in a blender with the bread crumbs, the pine nuts, the leaves of marjoram, the garlic, and the Parmesan cheese already grated. Walnuts pesto
  3. Mix all the ingredients in a blender until well combined.
  4. Add the olive oil into the sauce and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Your walnuts pesto is ready!
Pesto sauce
          5. Cook the pasta in abundant boiling salty water. Make sure to stir occasionally. Cooking pasta
            6. While the pasta is boiling, put the milk into a casserole pot over gentle heat and melt the blue cheese. The sauce should be homogeneous and creamy. Cheese sauceCheese sauce
               7. Add the walnuts pesto into the sauce and season it with salt and ground black pepper.
          1. When the Farfalle are “al dente”, drain them, and serve. Pour the sauce over the pasta. Decorate the dish with dark cocoa powder and walnuts. Serve immediately.

          These are my suggestions to complete the menu:

          - Antipasto del Roero: a light and delicious appetizer from the Piedmont with tuna and peppers. Serve it with this garlic & oregano breadsticks.

          - Rabitos Royale Fig Bonbons: the finest Mediterranean figs, filled with truffle liquor cream, and covered with a delicate layer of chocolate. One of the most delightful experiences you can taste!

          If your mom enjoys cooking, give her this beautiful basket with the basic ingredients for this recipe.

          Don't forget to visit the Medineterranean Mother's Day Gift Guide and Happy Mother's Day!

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